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9th Jan '17 11:27:12 PM ThePocket
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* Fidget is the only non-humanoid (well, ''less'' humanoid at least; she's about the size of a real fruit bat, doesn't wear clothes, and has paws instead of hands) animal in ''VideoGame/DustAnElysianTail''. Dust has no idea what she even is until an NPC identifies her as a "nimbat".



* The Mows of ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures''.
** Not quite- they're actually based on Mab, a {{cat|Girl}}, specifically a "fae kitty"

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* The Mows of ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures''.
** Not quite- they're actually based on Mab, a {{cat|Girl}}, specifically a "fae kitty"
''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures'' are the result of an experiment GoneHorriblyWrong involving Mab's DNA. They're essentially tribbles with faces, antennae, and squirrel-like tails who eat inanimate objects.
22nd Dec '16 9:09:32 AM Averagemoe
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* The wildlife from Webcomic/{{Cloudscratcher}}.
17th Dec '16 3:33:22 PM MrLavisherMoot
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** He's not the only member of his species, though. There's also Grandpa, Baloo, the King of Sorrow...
** ''Klonoa: Empire of Dreams'' gives us Emperor Jillius, who looks like some kind of fox or koala, and Bagoo[[note]]Not to be confused with Baloo above[[/note]], who appears to be some kind of reptile.

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** He's not the only member of his species, though. There's also Grandpa, Baloo, Balue, the King of Sorrow...
** ''Klonoa: Empire of Dreams'' gives us Emperor Jillius, who looks like some kind of fox or koala, and Bagoo[[note]]Not to be confused with Baloo Balue above[[/note]], who appears to be some kind of reptile.
17th Nov '16 7:16:06 PM DustSnitch
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* In ''WebVideo/DontHugMeImScared'', Sketchbook is a notepad, Duck Guy's a bird, Yellow Guy's a human, and Tony is a clock, but... what is Red Guy supposed to be again? A squid? Spaghetti man? {{Cthulhumanoid}}? Just a red human with a stringy beard? It's hard to tell.
** [[WordOfGod Becky]] indicated that Red Guy is a personification of spaghetti on her [[https://www.instagram.com/p/BHM4v6OBmUY/?taken-by=becky.sloan Instagram]].
11th Oct '16 2:29:48 AM Everdream
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* Manga/CardCaptorSakura: Kerberos spends much of his time as a winged teddy bear like creature. His true form looks like a mane-less male lion with armor and wings. He's a creation of Clow, so he may be the only one of his species assuming he's not a lion. It's never made clear.

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* Manga/CardCaptorSakura: Kerberos spends much of his time as a winged teddy bear like creature. His true form looks like a mane-less male lion with armor and wings. He's a creation of Clow, so he may be the only one of his species species, assuming he's not a lion. It's never made clear.clear what exactly he is supposed to be.
11th Oct '16 2:28:49 AM Everdream
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* Manga/CardCaptorSakura: Kerberos spends much of his time as a winged teddy bear like creature. His true form looks like a mane-less male lion with armor and wings. He's a creation of Clow, so he may be the only one of his species assuming he's not a lion. It's never made clear.
24th Sep '16 5:02:22 PM DrNoPuma
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* ''Webcomic/{{Sparklecare}}'': Most characters are anthro animals, but with a few weird characteristics. Dr. Doom, on the other hand, is all ''over'' the place. He's a furry white creature with enormous round ears, four arms and four legs, and more.
14th Sep '16 7:59:40 PM merotoker
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Many are either {{Ridiculously Cute Critter}}s or UglyCute Critters. Compare the WaddlingHead and {{Cephalothorax}}. See also certain HumanoidAnimals and LionsAndTigersAndHumansOhMy.

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Many are either {{Ridiculously Cute Critter}}s or UglyCute Critters. Compare the WaddlingHead and {{Cephalothorax}}. See also certain HumanoidAnimals PettingZooPeople and LionsAndTigersAndHumansOhMy.



* Viral the beastman in ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''. While the Beastmen generals have much more recognisable AnimalMotifs (gorilla, scorpion, peacock/owl, armadillo), he looks like a human with shark teeth and paws, or as WordOfGod describes him, "a shark with cat genetics" which may make him some sort of MixAndMatchCritter.
* Many ''{{Franchise/Digimon}}'' are cleary examples of this trope in action. There's some who look like [[http://jbchost.com.br/henshin/imgmat/2009/08/10_digimon_5.jpg animals or plants]], there's some who look like [[http://i38.tinypic.com/2lia79z.jpg humans]], some who look like [[http://www.majhost.com/gallery/IppoDigimon/image/imperiomaquinas.jpg objects or machines]] and we have stuff like [[http://lh6.ggpht.com/_zVgnlumM0qM/S70WMlRuiII/AAAAAAAABIY/fVK1pFso2gI/korosuno.jpg these.]]

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* Viral the beastman in ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''. While the Beastmen generals have much more recognisable AnimalMotifs (gorilla, scorpion, peacock/owl, armadillo), he looks like a human with shark teeth and paws, or as WordOfGod describes him, "a shark with cat genetics" which may make him some sort of MixAndMatchCritter.
{{Mix and Match Critter|s}}.
* Many ''{{Franchise/Digimon}}'' are cleary clearly examples of this trope in action. There's some who look like [[http://jbchost.com.br/henshin/imgmat/2009/08/10_digimon_5.jpg animals or plants]], there's some who look like [[http://i38.tinypic.com/2lia79z.jpg humans]], some who look like [[http://www.majhost.com/gallery/IppoDigimon/image/imperiomaquinas.jpg objects or machines]] and we have stuff like [[http://lh6.ggpht.com/_zVgnlumM0qM/S70WMlRuiII/AAAAAAAABIY/fVK1pFso2gI/korosuno.jpg these.]]



* Q-chan from ''Manga/PetShopOfHorrors'' is some sort of rabbit-devil creature with a cream-coloured pear-shaped body and rabbit ears, little white horns, black bat wings, a black devil tail, and black duck feet. [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight No-one ever really asks what he is.]]
Q-chan may be loosely based on the wolpertinger, a Bavarian hybrid creature. Essentially, it looks like a bunny, but has wings and antlers.

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* Q-chan from ''Manga/PetShopOfHorrors'' is some sort of rabbit-devil creature with a cream-coloured pear-shaped body and rabbit ears, little white horns, black bat wings, a black devil tail, and black duck feet. [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight No-one ever really asks what he is.]]
]] Q-chan may be loosely based on the wolpertinger, a Bavarian hybrid creature. Essentially, it looks like a bunny, but has wings and antlers.



* ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'' often had some sort of generic pseudo-DogFace animal that looked strange compared to other characters, that would appear to populate city areas. Grimer is..Something. He looks like a Goblin, or at least something non-animal; how he came to be on Mobius is never explained.

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* ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'' often had some sort of generic pseudo-DogFace pseudo-{{Dogface|s}} animal that looked strange compared to other characters, that would appear to populate city areas. Grimer is..Something. He looks like a Goblin, or at least something non-animal; how he came to be on Mobius is never explained.



** His true origin is that he's a flawed toy, hence the unconventional appearence.
* Hugo from the Danish film series ''JungledyretHugo''. He is often described by fans to be a bear/koala-like thing like Cheburashka.

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** His true origin is that he's a flawed toy, hence the unconventional appearence.
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* Hugo from the Danish film series ''JungledyretHugo''.''WesternAnimation/JungledyretHugo''. He is often described by fans to be a bear/koala-like thing like Cheburashka.



* Many of TheMoomins characters.

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* Many of TheMoomins Literature/TheMoomins characters.



* The main character of JungledyretHugo (which was originally a children's book, and then a movie)

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* The main character of JungledyretHugo ''WesternAnimation/JungledyretHugo'' (which was originally a children's book, and then a movie)



* Several [[Series/TheMuppetShow Muppets]], most notably the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Anything" and "Whatnot" Muppets]]. There are also specific characters, like Scooter, Beauregard, and Gonzo the Great, who was revealed to be an [[spoiler:alien]] in ''Film/MuppetsFromSpace''. Gonzo was defined as a "Weirdo" in ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'', and a ".... whatever" in most of his other appearances. In ''Film/TheMuppetMovie'', Kermit described him as [[{{Dissimile}} "sort of like a turkey, but not much."]]
** In Creator/JimHenson's early 1950s shows, ''all'' the puppets were fairly abstract. Even Kermit (one of his earliest characters) was only declared to be a frog in the mid-60s, and only consistently one following his role as TheNarrator of ''Literature/TheFrogPrince'' in 1971.
** ''Series/SesameStreet''[='=]s Anythings are kind of like cartoon humans. ''Series/TheMuppetShow'''s Whatnots tended to look like [[Series/FraggleRock Fraggles]].

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* Several [[Series/TheMuppetShow [[Franchise/TheMuppets Muppets]], most notably the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Anything" and "Whatnot" Muppets]]. There are also specific characters, like Scooter, Beauregard, and Gonzo the Great, who was revealed to be an [[spoiler:alien]] in ''Film/MuppetsFromSpace''. Gonzo was defined as a "Weirdo" in ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'', and a ".... whatever" in most of his other appearances. In ''Film/TheMuppetMovie'', Kermit described him as [[{{Dissimile}} "sort of like a turkey, but not much."]]
** In Creator/JimHenson's early 1950s shows, ''all'' the puppets were fairly abstract. Even Kermit (one of his earliest characters) was only declared to be a frog in the mid-60s, and only consistently one following his role as TheNarrator {{Narrator}} of ''Literature/TheFrogPrince'' ''[[Film/TalesFromMuppetlandTheFrogPrince The Frog Prince]]'' in 1971.
** ''Series/SesameStreet''[='=]s Anythings are kind of like cartoon humans. ''Series/TheMuppetShow'''s Whatnots tended to look like [[Series/FraggleRock Fraggles]].Series/{{Fraggle|Rock}}s.



* The god Set in ancient Egyptian religion has the head of a unknown and mysterious creature that resembles a composite of an aardvark, a donkey, and a jackal. Modern Egyptologists usually refer to it as the "Set animal", "Typhonic beast", or "sha".
** A few theorize that the head isn't an aardvark, but rather some species of gar or other pointy-faced carnivorous fish; whatever they are, they were the ones that ate Osiris' willie when Set cut him up and threw him in the Nile. It can't just be a fish, though, since statues show it as some sort of emaciated hyena-looking thing. However, according to one account he is apparently supposed to have head of a hippo and others say he has the head of a giraffe, though the latter was ruled out on the grounds that the Egyptians made the distinction between a giraffe and a donkey.

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* The god Set in ancient Egyptian religion Myth/EgyptianMythology has the head of a an unknown and mysterious creature that resembles a composite of an aardvark, a donkey, and a jackal. Modern Egyptologists usually refer to it as the "Set animal", "Typhonic beast", or "sha".
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"she". A few theorize that the head isn't an aardvark, but rather some species of gar or other pointy-faced carnivorous fish; whatever they are, they were the ones that ate Osiris' willie when Set cut him up and threw him in the Nile. It can't just be a fish, though, since statues show it as some sort of emaciated hyena-looking thing. However, according to one account he is apparently supposed to have head of a hippo and others say he has the head of a giraffe, though the latter was ruled out on the grounds that the Egyptians made the distinction between a giraffe and a donkey.



* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugene_the_Jeep Eugene the Jeep]] from ''{{Popeye}}'' comics looks like a dog sized, yellow, spotted, ambiguous looking cat-thing with a big, lightbulb-looking nose. Meanwhile, the animated cartoons define him as some sort of dog.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugene_the_Jeep Eugene the Jeep]] from ''{{Popeye}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}'' comics looks like a dog sized, yellow, spotted, ambiguous looking cat-thing with a big, lightbulb-looking nose. Meanwhile, the animated cartoons define him as some sort of dog.



* There are a few of these in ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor''. Most of the characters are recognizably some kind of established Mushroom Kingdom creature, but some, such as the Glitz Pit security guards, just look like bizarre anthropomorpic ''things''.

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* There are a few of these in ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor''. Most of the characters are recognizably some kind of established Mushroom Kingdom creature, but some, such as the Glitz Pit security guards, just look like bizarre anthropomorpic anthropomorphic ''things''.



* Franchise/{{Kirby}} is essentially a sentient pink orb with a face, arms, feet, [[ExtremeOmnivore and a bottomless abyss for a stomach]]. May or may not be an EldritchAbomination.

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* Franchise/{{Kirby}} Franchise/{{Kirby}}
** The main character
is essentially a sentient pink orb with a face, arms, feet, [[ExtremeOmnivore and a bottomless abyss for a stomach]]. May or may not be an EldritchAbomination.



* Many characters from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' are either [[HumanoidAnimals people with various animal parts or anthro-animalesque creatures]].

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* Many characters from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' are either [[HumanoidAnimals [[PettingZooPeople people with various animal parts or anthro-animalesque creatures]].



* Mr. VideoGame/GameAndWatch definitely qualifies based on his portrayal in the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' games, seeing that he is an anthrophomorphic... something. And two-dimensional.
* In ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'', [[VideoGame/YoshisIsland Yoshi]] is usually described as some kind of dinosaur, but other than sharing a basic body shape with dinos like [[RaptorAttack raptors]], TyrannosaurusRex, and other carnosaurs; there's not much resemblance. They're also referred to as dragons sometimes but don't resemble any typical designs.

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* Mr. VideoGame/GameAndWatch definitely qualifies based on his portrayal in the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' games, seeing that he is an anthrophomorphic...anthropomorphic... something. And two-dimensional.
* In ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'', [[VideoGame/YoshisIsland Yoshi]] is usually described as some kind of dinosaur, but other than sharing a basic body shape with dinos like [[RaptorAttack raptors]], {{raptor|Attack}}s, TyrannosaurusRex, and other carnosaurs; there's not much resemblance. They're also referred to as dragons sometimes but don't resemble any typical designs.



* Most characters from ''RiceBoy'' and ''OrderOfTales''.
* Vatsy the catlike character of VatsyAndBruno is a borderline case.

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* Most characters from ''RiceBoy'' ''WebComic/RiceBoy'' and ''OrderOfTales''.
''WebComic/OrderOfTales''.
* Vatsy the catlike character of VatsyAndBruno Literature/VatsyAndBruno is a borderline case.



* The Warners in ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''. Although often referred to as "puppy-children," they insist that they aren't puppies. They even have a song about it. The page quote is what starts the Warners singing about what they are. In case you're wondering, they're [[spoiler:cute!]] ''Animaniacs'' [[WordOfGod creator Tom Ruegger confirmed in an interview that their species is]] ''[[CanisLatinicus Cartoonus characterus]]''.
** During the production process, they started out as ducks. But everyone thought they looked too much like three miniature versions of Plucky Duck from ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures''. So they added red noses, doggy ears, and kitty cat tails.
* Bosko and Honey from ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'', who were antecedents to the Warners of ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''. He's a living blot of ink as shown in his premier "Bosko, the Talk-Ink Kid", and was vague enough that the creators were asked, at least once, what he was supposed to be. They look like either dogs, cats, or rabbits.
** The ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' redesign came about because the original design of Bosko and Honey owed a great deal to [[UncleTomfoolery blackface caricature]] -- when the characters' creators transferred to MGM, they were [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_cywg7wzfIBs/R78HknVsDiI/AAAAAAAADgI/UmqN90c9e_g/s1600-h/boskohoneycolor.jpg redesigned]] to look unmistakably like caricatured black children. Redesigning the characters to resemble the Warners was a less problematic option.

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* The Warners in ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''. Although often referred to as "puppy-children," they insist that they aren't puppies. They even have a song about it. The page quote is what starts the Warners singing about what they are. In case you're wondering, they're [[spoiler:cute!]] [[spoiler:cute]]! ''Animaniacs'' [[WordOfGod creator Tom Ruegger confirmed in an interview that their species is]] ''[[CanisLatinicus Cartoonus characterus]]''.
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characterus]]''. During the production process, they started out as ducks. But everyone thought they looked too much like three miniature versions of Plucky Duck from ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures''. So they added red noses, doggy ears, and kitty cat tails.
* Bosko and Honey from ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'', who were antecedents to the Warners of ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''. He's a living blot of ink as shown in his premier "Bosko, the Talk-Ink Kid", and was vague enough that the creators were asked, at least once, what he was supposed to be. They look like either dogs, cats, or rabbits.
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rabbits. The ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' redesign came about because the original design of Bosko and Honey owed a great deal to [[UncleTomfoolery blackface caricature]] -- when the characters' creators transferred to MGM, they were [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_cywg7wzfIBs/R78HknVsDiI/AAAAAAAADgI/UmqN90c9e_g/s1600-h/boskohoneycolor.jpg redesigned]] to look unmistakably like caricatured black children. Redesigning the characters to resemble the Warners was a less problematic option.



* The main character in "Moom" which is currently the second animated short by Creator/TonkoHouse pretty much resembles a Literature/Cheburashka but much cuter.

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* The main character in "Moom" which is currently the second animated short by Creator/TonkoHouse pretty much resembles a Literature/Cheburashka Literature/{{Cheburashka}} but much cuter.






[[http://www.gimp.org/images/frontpage/wilber-big.png Wilber]] is the mascot of [[http://www.gimp.org the GIMP]], an open source image editor. No one is sure exactly what he is.

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* [[http://www.gimp.org/images/frontpage/wilber-big.png Wilber]] is the mascot of [[http://www.gimp.org the GIMP]], an open source image editor. No one is sure exactly what he is.
7th Sep '16 1:39:21 PM anodracs
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Q-chan may be loosely based on the wolpertinger, a Bavarian hybrid creature. Essentially, it looks like a bunny, but has wings and antlers.
13th Aug '16 3:31:13 PM Gravityman
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** A lot of Fighting- and Psychic-type Pokemon don't have any particular basis beyond "humanoid". The Abra and Tyrogue families stand out.
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